Hi I'm Lael
I'm a Mormon. I grew up in an LDS home in a rural area of California. Most of my friends were not LDS.
First and foremost, I'm married and a mother of four children. I'm also a Registered Nurse. I work as an independent consultant in Long Term Care. I love my work, and I love being a mom. Many hobbies of mine have to do with my hands. I knit, crochet, embroidery, sew clothes, home canning, like jams and preserves, plus I host a monthly cookie test club, called "Beyond Tollhouse"! It's loads of fun!
Why I am a Mormon
I love being a Mormon, a Latter Day Saint. I read the book of Mormon when I was about 13 years old. I wanted to know if it was true. I prayed and prayed, asking God if it was true. I didn't receive an answer. I kept praying. I couldn't hear the Lord's response. Then one day when I was thinking about what I had read in the Book of Mormon, I felt an impression, "you already know the Book of Mormon is true, I have told you before". I felt very happy and good inside. I was answered the earnest question of my heart. Growing up in a Mormon home I had many experiences where the Spirit had born testimony of many points of the gospel to be true. I was so used to being around this. This is a great blessing, to always have the comfort and protection of the Holy Ghost and my Heavenly Father. In my twenties, I had some struggles, but determined to know for myself if I would live the Gospel and follow the Prophet. I have learned that each principle of the gospel must be studied and prayed about in order to have a strong testimony or belief to follow it. This helps me to be courageous and strong faithful saint. I'm not perfect, but will continue to study and grow my knowledge of God, Jesus Christ, and the Salvation of Man. I know Joseph Smith was a prophet of God. The Book of Mormon is true. Jesus Christ is the Messiah, and Savior of this earth.
How I live my faith
I serve in my local church as a nursery leader for children 18 months old to 3years old on Sundays. I also visit teach 3-4 women each month to see to their personal needs or to just have some fun together. I also work with women in a committee where we work on everything from education, crafts, sewing, cooking, home preparedness, tips to help, and service projects for the community as well as welfare service and emergency service locally as well throughout the world. I have served in Youth programs and as a missionary.